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Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

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Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:14 pm

I bought my zafu and zabuton several decades ago, perhaps when consciousness about the environment and reusing our things was perhaps not so great. Neither have removable covers and are not in a size that works with the removable covers you can find online. I've been working with a zafu maker who has made me customer covers, but they messed up. He has offered to try again if I send him my zafu in the mail so he can have the benefit of fitting it there. I already sunk some money into this that that will be lost if I give up, so I am inclined to spend more money to get a cover that will work. However, I will need a zafu while he does his work. It could take over a week, so I don't feel comfortable borrowing a zafu from a vihara.

So, can anyone recommend a zafu and one with a removable cover convenient for washing? I like firm and high zafus. Please only recommend a zafu you have personal experience ( I can Google on my own, thanks ).

My recommendation:

A well made zafu and zabuton can lost a long time. Decades. If you buy either, make sure they have removable covers convenient for laundering to keep them looking as good as they function as the years go on. Getting new covers after the fact does not work well as there are no standard sizes.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby wizi » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Hmmm... could u not remove the buckwheat fillings and have the zafu cover laundered in a dry-cleaners?
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Re: Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:49 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:22 pm

I ordered a hugger mugger cushion from amazon a while back. It has a zippered opening to add or remove buckwheat hulls. As it arrived it had so many buckwheat hulls in it that it was a little high for me, so i had to remove some. Other than that it was perfect. I havent needed to wash the cover yet, but adding and removing buckwheat hulls from this cushion is easy so i imagine it would be a snap.
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Re: Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:50 pm

Is there an inner container to hold it all together such that you can remove the cover to launder it, without having a pile of stuffing?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Recommendation: Zafu with a removable cover?

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig


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